At ECS, students are prepared for kindergarten through strategic learning experiences led by passionate teachers in a Christ-centered environment. Whether students are learning about math or music, they are taught from a Biblical perspective, fostering spiritual development in an age-appropriate way.
ECS offers full-day (8:15-3:15) classes at our Crossroads campus. PK classes typically have a maximum of 16 students with a licensed teacher and an assistant with additional campus support staff and administration. Our student-to-staff ratio at the Crossroads Campus is 5:1. Before and after school care is also available at our Crossroads Campus from 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The core content, with a focus on phonics-based language and comprehensive math concepts, are taught daily, and Fun Friday activities are planned weekly with in-house field trips and celebrations. The full-day format also includes morning and afternoon recesses, lunch time, rest time, enrichment activities, and a discovery zone.
Children must be 4 years old on or before August 1. Further, it is our policy that all students are independent in the restroom. This requires the ability to communicate, have muscle awareness, hand-eye coordination, and gross motor skills. All of these are readiness skills necessary for learning within the classroom. For more information on our Student Independence in the Restroom Policy, click here.
PK at ECS strives to create a positive environment that inspires children to be creative and imaginative, recognizing each child as a precious gift created by God. Students explore learning concepts through purposeful play and hands-on structured and non-structured activities. Our curriculum is aligned with, and exceeds Indiana’s Early Learning Foundations with an integrated Biblical worldview. The age appropriate PK curriculum nurtures academic growth and self confidence, encourages personal responsibility and making good choices, builds positive social skills and friendships, focuses on academic, social, and emotional readiness, and reinforces the values taught at home.
The foundation of our PK program is the Word of God, which children experience through songs, stories, chapel programs, memory verses, and dramatic play. We strive to equip even our youngest students with a Biblical worldview, allowing them to impact their generation for Christ.
Evansville Christian School’s Preschool (PS) and Pre-Kindergarten (PK) offerings serve as foundational academic programs for our successive grade levels. As a PS-12th grade organization, ECS is exempt from childcare licensing as defined by the exemptions set forth in Indiana code (See IC 12-17.2-2-8). ECS does, however, ensure a quality program aligned to ACSI, AdvancED, and Indiana state requirements with regard to programming. In addition to a full accreditation review every 5 years, ECS staff receive ongoing training, which demonstrates the commitment to self-monitoring for compliance in all applicable areas of ACSI, AdvancED, and Indiana accreditation standards.